This is what happens when you consolidate power in the hands of just four or five enormous multinational corporations. They have the power to strip us of our rights to free speech, in effect.
There’s a new film coming out about the brouhaha over the Dixie Chicks criticizing President George W. Bush.
But NBC is refusing to air the ad for the film.
The ad isn’t being bounced for profanity, or nudity, or a call to violence.
No. It’s unacceptable simply because it criticizes the president.
Seriously. Variety says,
“NBC’s commercial clearance department said in writing that it ‘cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush.’”
That’s not the land of the free.
Well-made, but fairly innocuous, innit? Would you ever have imagined something like this happening?
Just when I think I've seen it all.
Two more weeks.